Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Navajo - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Elmore, Francis H., 1944, Ethnobotany of the Navajo, Sante Fe, NM. School of American Research, page 87

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Scientific name: Helianthus annuus L.
USDA symbol: HEAN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Outer seed coatings boiled and used as a dull, dark red dye.

RECRD: 3063 id: 16596